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For All the Tea in China, Is Coffee Taking Over?

April 02, 2017

With Starbucks opening thousands more stores and spreading latte lore across China, will the country’s centuries-old tea-drinking tradition evaporate?

That was a question mulled by UC Davis sociologist Xiaoling Shu as coffee sales began percolating in her native country, starting with the arrival of Starbucks, McCafe, KFC and other Western restaurant and café chains over the last three decades.